Knee Surgery

You may have been putting off treatment for knee pain because you hope it will go away on its own. Or maybe you think you’ll need to leave Canada or don’t want to wait months and months just to get a diagnosis. The fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Surgical Solutions Network can help you get back into life by seeing you quickly. People from Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Toronto, Ontario, often have a knee surgery consultation within a week and surgery within a month at one of our private, state-of-the-art centres.

Whether you need knee arthroscopy, ACL repair, or knee replacement surgery, our specialists are ready to provide world-class medical care in Canada with expertise and compassion.

Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for Private Knee Surgery in Canada?

  • Timely medical care: Patients typically have a consultation with a physician within days or weeks and surgery within a month.
  • World-class surgeons: Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are respected specialists and highly sought after in Canada and beyond.
  • In-depth consultations: Consultations usually last 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the procedure, virtually or in person, to allow time for patients to ask questions, voice concerns, and understand their options.
  • State-of-the-art care: Our surgeons use the latest medical technology and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for minimal post-op pain, recovery time, and scarring compared to traditional methods.
  • Patient-focused setting: Our modern facilities provide patients with privacy, safety, and comfort.

Values That Matter to Us and Our Patients


We are patient focused and provide effective care with human kindness.


We combine innovation with the latest technology and processes to advance surgical care in Canada and better serve patients and providers.


We are a continuously learning organization that measures, monitors, and improves every day.


We support, respect, and accept our patients, team members, and partners, while operating with honesty and integrity in providing our services.

When Should I See a Doctor for Knee Pain?

While knee pain is common among adults, you should seek medical care if it:

  • Was caused by a sudden injury
  • Impacts your mobility
  • Has not resolved with ice, rest, physical therapy, and other standard measures

Our fellowship-trained surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to treat knee pain for optimal accuracy and outcomes.

How Much Does Knee Surgery Cost at Your Private Clinics in Canada?

Every patient is different, and each knee surgery we perform is customized to the patient’s unique needs. Because of this variability, we cannot provide cost ranges on our website. The best way to receive a cost estimate for your potential surgery is to contact one of our patient advisors. Our financing options may be helpful for qualified patients.

Where Will My Knee Surgery Take Place?

Our doctors perform surgical procedures at Surgical Solutions Network’s private, accredited surgical centres across Canada. While you may need to have your surgery in another province, you will not have to leave Canada.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Why Inter-Provincial Travel is Necessary

The Canada Health Act gives Canadians flexibility in their healthcare choices. Medical care for Canadians is insured by their provincial health plans. While out of province, any medical care beyond emergency care is covered by the patient. This means those seeking immediate, self-funded care, such as surgery, can do so out-of-province and don’t have to risk getting procedures done in foreign countries.

Visit our Inter-Provincial Travel page for more info.

How Long Is Recovery After Knee Surgery?

While procedures and patient experiences vary, recovery after knee surgery generally involves some degree of bruising, numbness, stiffness, achiness, and/or swelling initially. Post-op pain varies with procedures and level of fitness before surgery; it can usually be managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to contact us if you have concerns.

Significant milestones generally include:

Walk with assistance:

4 to 6 weeks using a brace, crutches, walker, or cane

Return to normal activities:

  • Knee replacement: 2 to 4 months
  • ACL surgery: 6 to 9 months
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery: varies with the specifics of the surgery

Return to full activities:

  • Knee replacement: within 6 months
  • ACL surgery: full activities within a year
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery: varies with the specifics of the surgery

Engage in physiotherapy:

4 to 12 months, depending on the specifics of the surgery and individual factors

How Do I Schedule a Consultation With an Orthopedist Specializing in Knee Surgery?

Our surgeons conduct initial consultations via telephone or video conference. The first step is to have a pre-qualification call with a patient advisor who will determine if you could benefit from our services. If so, the patient advisor will ask you about your concerns and then review:

  • Incision techniques
  • Locations for your surgery (you may need to travel to another province)
  • Procedure costs
  • Possible risks and complications
  • Payment options

Our healthcare team will require your X-ray images and/or MRIs, along with some basic medical history, in order to appropriately prepare for your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best age to have knee surgery?  

There is no “best” age for knee replacement; quality of life is the most important factor. While patients are usually 50 to 70 years old, some people may require knee surgery when they’re younger. Our surgeons will evaluate your situation and help you make the best choice for you.

Is it possible to wait too long to get knee surgery?

We limit knee surgery to patients under age 80 due to increased medical risks.

Is knee replacement surgery high risk?  

Knee surgery is considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon in an accredited facility on a properly screened patient.  

Do I need to have someone stay with me after surgery?  

Yes. Most patients need help from an adult for about a week, but this timeframe varies widely between patients. 

What’s the best sleeping position after knee surgery? 

Because the leg must be kept straight during early recovery, most patients sleep on their back. It can be more comfortable to elevate the leg slightly with a pillow under the calf (not the knee). Some people put a pillow along each side of their knee to hold it in place and keep the other leg from bumping it. 

How long after surgery before I’ll be able to walk?  

Patients typically need a cane or walker for 4 to 8 weeks. Recovery is typically faster for people who are younger, physically fit, and commit to their physiotherapy program. 

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